integrating body and mind
Traditionally āsana (Sanskrit, "seat") is a seated posture used for meditation. Now the term refers to any physical posture in yoga, especially Hatha Yoga. Asanas help to keep the physical body healthy, flexible and strong. Supporting spiritual development they harmonise the body-mind connection and help balancing emotions. Asanas are for everybody and any age. They are practiced slowly with concentration while breathing deeply and consciously.
Prānāyāma (Sanskrit, prāna "life force", āyāma "extension") is the extension of the flow of life energy in the nadis (energy channels) using breathing methods. Prāna, often associated with the air we breathe, actually is the subtle energy that flows through whole existence. Pranayama techniques help to activate, regulate and increase the energy and overall health. They invigorate and relax body and mind. Mostly they are performed in a comfortable and steady seated posture.
Meditation (Latin, "to contemplate") is a state of expanded consciousness, mental clarity and emotional calmness, which can only be understood through direct experience. It enhances overall health, supports creating new thinking patterns and mental strength. The state of meditation transcends all limitations. Its practise involves a method of focusing the mind (dhāranā, Sanskrit "concentration" ) such as sound, visualisation, gazing or breath in oder to free the mind from distractions.
relaxing body and mind
Yoga-nidrā (Sanskrit, "yogic sleep") is a deep relaxation technique, a state between sleeping and waking allowing to access deeper layers of consciousness and to expand self-awareness. It helps to reduce stress, boost immunity and increase the ability to focus and concentrate. Commonly performed lying down in shavasana (śavāsana, Sanskrit "corpse pose") body and mind are in a state of deep rest while the awareness withdraws from the senses (pratyāhāra) in
order to turn inwards and to explore the inner dimensions. Yoga Nidra is an effective tool for the conscious and holistic development of body-mind.
"Yoga Nidra is the yoga of aware sleep. In this lies the secret of self-healing. Yoga Nidra is a pratyahara technique in which the distractions of the mind are contained and the mind is relaxed." Satyananda Saraswati
harmonising body and mind
The power of sound and vibration has been used since ancient cultures for shifting the mind to higher states of awareness and to promote overall physical and mental wellbeing. The sounds and vibrations produced by the handmade Tibetan singing bowls slow down brain waves bringing about deep relaxation which activates the bodys innate healing mechanisms. Energy is moved through the seven energy centres (base, navel, solar plexus, heart, throat, eyebrow centre, crown) releasing blockages on all levels of being.
This profound state of relaxation and ease naturally assists one in entering into meditation. The practise of sound meditation involves lying down on the back in shavasana (relaxation pose) and allowing body and mind to be submerged in sound (sound bath).
"There is no system in the body, that is not affected by sound, music and vibration. You can look at disease as a form of disharmony and ease as harmony." Mitchell Gaynor
classes, privates and courses
A private session is carefully tailored to embrace your uniqueness. Wether you need extra time to recover and relax, like to develop a personal sādhana (Sanskrit, "spiritual practise") or prefer to practise in the comfort of your own home, this setting gives you the benefit of integrating holistic techniques into your lifestyle and supporting overall wellbeing and blissful balance. A private session can be one-on-one, one-on-two, group or corporate.
Development courses and workshops offer time and space to experience and deepen body-mind practices in an inspiring and supportive environment.
meeting Robin Caratsch
Integral yoga is a holistic approach involving various techniques for overall health, wellbeing and conscious development of body-mind towards a state of blissful balance. The practices help to establish resilience (being able to cope with daily situations), integrity (inner stability and peaceful cooperation between body and mind) and creativity (living from a place of positivity and innate wisdom). The sessions involve body, breath, awareness, concentration and deep relaxation practises to expand and balance the body-mind complex.
Robin is a certified RYT 500 Hatha Yoga teacher with further training in
Satyananda Yoga Nidra®, Therapeutical Asanas and Sound Healing Meditation. She started her journey in 2010 with a dynamic vinyasa flow yoga until she got introduced to the practise of integral yoga in which she has found a holistic system integrable into daily life. She has been teaching since 2015 and continues being a student in the realms of spiritual practises and intuitive body work. The curiousity for existence and all that is brought her to the studies of philosophy and spirituality from various cultures.
2019 Nov - 2020 Jul | Pranayama and Meditation (module 2) - Samatvam
2019 Jun - 2020 Feb | Therapeutical Asanas PMA Series 1-3 and Surya Namaskara (module 1) - Samatvam
2018 Nov - 2019 Aug | Satyananda Yoga Nidra® (module 3) - Samatvam
2019 Mar | Sound Healing Meditation - Michaela Diamanti
2018 Apr - Mar | Hatha Yoga RYT 300hr - Rishikesh Yogpeeth Abhayaranya India
2015 Aug | Hatha and Vinyasa Flow Yoga RYT 200hr - Power Now Oasis Bali